Oceans

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'One of a kind': calls to protect Alabama's 60,000-year-old underwater forest
Efforts are under way to designate site of submerged forest off the Alabama coast a marine sanctuary

Paola Rosa-Aquino

20, Jan, 2021 @10:30 AM

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NGOs demand action not promises as EU accused of ‘failing to protect seas’
Environmental groups propose urgent plan to stop overfishing and safeguard marine life, as existing laws go unenforced

Karen McVeigh

18, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Why are ocean warming records so important?
If we want to understand global heating, we have to examine ocean temperature trends

John Abraham

13, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Climate crisis: record ocean heat in 2020 supercharged extreme weather
Scientists say temperatures likely to be increasing faster than at any time in past 2,000 years

Damian Carrington Environment editor

13, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Baby sharks emerge from egg cases earlier and weaker in oceans warmed by climate crisis
Weaker sharks are less effective hunters, which can upset the balance of the ecosystem, say authors of study into impacts of hotter oceans

Graham Readfearn

12, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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'Loophole' will let UK continue to ship plastic waste to poorer countries
Post-Brexit regulation doesn’t match new EU rules to tackle ocean pollution, despite UK being Europe’s largest plastic waste producer

Karen McVeigh

12, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Child labour, toxic leaks: the price we could pay for a greener future
Our mission to create cleaner living using natural resources could itself cause widespread environmental harm, scientists now warn

Robin McKie Science Editor

03, Jan, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Pale and gelatinous: I tried vegan seafood so you don't have to
Plant-based alternatives may still be a work in progress but our overexploited oceans, and the fish in them, may force our hand

Megan Mayhew Bergman

02, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Calls from the deep: do we need to Save the Whales all over again?
Fifty years ago, a hit album proved whales “sing” – and led to one of the great environmental success stories. But soon it could all be for nothing

Sophy Grimshaw

31, Dec, 2020 @1:40 PM

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Fatal freshwater skin disease in dolphins linked to climate crisis
Researchers report affected animals off the coasts of the US, South America and Australia

Elle Hunt

29, Dec, 2020 @12:53 PM

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New rules to tackle ‘wild west’ of plastic waste dumped on poorer countries
International convention to stop richer countries exporting contaminated material for recycling could mean a cleaner ocean in five years

Karen McVeigh

29, Dec, 2020 @6:30 AM

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UK beach clean: disco ball and pink pants among oddest items found
Crisp packets, cup lids and wet wipes among the more mundane objects commonly encountered

Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent

28, Dec, 2020 @10:32 AM

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